2023-01-11 E-Edition

Wadlow Gap Ruritan Holds Special Donation Event

As part of an annual tradition, a local civic group presented contributions to local non-profits and organizations as a way of sharing their benefits. Last Friday, the Wadlow Gap Ruritan Club gave their end of the year donations that helps to keep their funds local when they donated their bingo earnings to a majority of local nonprofits and organizations. Ruritan […]

Road Condition Complaints Continue to Dominate BOS Meeting

Supervisors kept the same chairman for 2023 but elected a new vice chairman to serve for a one-year term. Danny Mann (District 5) was selected for his 13th term as chairman of the Scott County Board of Supervisors. Michael Brickey (District 4) was elected to his first term as vice chairman. Brickey won the position on a 3-2 vote with […]

Scott County School Board Retains Same Leadership

At last week’s meeting of the Scott County School Board, organizational proceedings were held in order to reelect two familiar faces leadership roles as the board prepares for the upcoming semester and the new year. The board met last Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Scott County Career and Technical Center (SCCTC) and included Superintendent John Ferguson, school board attorney […]

Wilderness Road Blockhouse Featured on 2023 Virginia Travel Guide Cover

The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) announced today that Wilderness Road Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park will be featured on the cover of the 2023 Virginia Travel Guide. Produced by the Virginia Tourism Corporation and Roanoke based LeisureMedia360, 275,000 guides are printed annually and are available for free on virginia.org and at Virginia Welcome Centers around the state. The 2023 […]

Griffith Staff to Hold Office Hours

Representatives from Rep. Morgan Griffith’s district office will hold office Wednesday, Jan. 11 in Gate City and Southwest Virginia. They will meet constituents Nov. 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the community room at the Scott County Community Services Building, located at 190 Beech Street in Gate City. Local residents who need assistance with federal agencies are welcome to […]

Frosty Winter Morning

Cold winter temperatures left its mark on everything covered in a heavy frost earlier this week in rural Scott County.

Stallard Considers the Many Definitions of Success

Hope all of our readers are enjoying the New Year. January is moving right along, first thing you know, it will be spring. Maybe we should all consider the words of Lailah Akita who wrote, “Time passes so fast; make time to be still.” Each of you can think about those words and apply them as you see fit. It’s […]

SNAP Emergency Allotments Continue This Month

Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households this month. Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on Monday, Jan. 16. The emergency allotments raise each household’s monthly allotment to the maximum allowable based on household size as follows: One person households will receive an additional $281 […]

Arrest Report

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Dec. 26 Mary Beth Hunt, 37, Gate City, petit larceny (2 counts). Dec. 27 Jason Dewayne Hollyfield, 34, Pound, fail to appear. Jeremy Edward Bruner, 41, Hiltons, assault (2 counts), brandish firearm. Harry Wilbur Seymore, 61, Nickelsville, trespassing. Dec. 28 Rudy Joe Queen, 44, Kingsport, Tenn., violation […]